instagram worthy: @lilyoscarinterior.
by victoria comment

8/6/19

home of sweden-based interior designer Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

this week’s instagram worthy feed is very design-centric, and that’s because it belongs to sweden-based interior designer @lilyoscarinterior. Josephine Ekström is a designer who also happens to run the very lovely shop, lily & oscar an accessories and homewares collection that i often oogle from time to time. i love her design work, as well as its very eclectic vibe, often including some very dramatic statement-making pieces. like me, she has a thing for uniquely shaped sofas and unexpected artwork. have a look at just a few of my favorite photos from her feed.

swedish interior designer Josephine Ekström's home. / sfgirlbybay

interior designer Josephine Ekström's swedish home via instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interiors via weden-based interior designer Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

pink kimono as wall decor in bohemian modern swedish home of Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

black and white interior of Josephine Ekström's swedish home. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern home of interior designer Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

leather low-profile sofa in swedish home of interior designer Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

home of sweden-based interior designer Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom of interior designer Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

swedish home of Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

white painted a-frame with black leather furniture. / sfgirlbybay

instagram-worthy home of interior designer Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

interior designer Josephine Ekström's instagram-worthy home in sweden. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern home of interior designer Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of instagrammer @lilyoscarinterior's swedish home. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @lilyoscarinterior.

kara rosenlund takes us to satellite island.
by victoria comment

8/5/19

satellite island in tasmania. / sfgirlbybay

kara rosenlund has the very enviable job of traveling the globe and taking beautiful photographs. i follow her on her travels on instagram (and you should too) and wanderlust always ensues. luckily for us she turns these travels into fabulous photographic art prints so we’re able to armchair travel along with her from our very own homes. i know, not quite the same as hopping a seaplane to a remote island with our own cameras, but perhaps the next best thing. kara recently shared with me her recent return trip to satellite island and i’m excited to now share a little behind the scenes with you. a small island, satellite is part of the Partridge Island Group, lying close to the south-eastern coast of Tasmania and after spending three days and nights alone on the island, absorbing the wild nature of this remote place, Kara’s original iconic images of the Satellite Island boathouse were published worldwide and became the world’s most pinned boathouse. Now, five years later, she’s returned to the secluded private island to photograph its rugged beauty once again and from that visit, she’s created five limited edition prints from her time there.

satellite island photographed by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

kara’s limited edition prints are available in four sizes and are limited to 30 of each size, and hand-signed, numbered and dated by the photographer and are available exclusively at kara rosenlund. To read more about Kara’s first discovery and return to Satellite Island have a visit to her inspiring website and prepare to get the itch to set sail for satellite island — the island has become a must-visit destination for global travelers who seek to experience this remote paradise for themselves.

satellite island home photographed by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

satellite island cabin photographed by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

photographic print by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

satellite island photographs by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

image of travel phoographer kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

image of travel photographer kara rosenlund in round white mirror. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of satellite island bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bedroom in satellite island home. / sfgirlbybay

satellite island photographic print by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

satellite island art prints by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring images by photographer kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

rustic storage rack photographed by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

floating satellite island home photographed by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring photographic art series by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring photographic prints of satellite island by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

photographic print from satellite island series by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

kara rosenlund with her satellite island photographic prints collection. / sfgirlbybay

friday finds.
by victoria comment

8/2/19

loft home of Daniela Jacobs of arc objects via sight unseen. / sfgirlbybay

friday greetings, friends. what have you got planned for yourself this weekend? i’m off to see once upon a time in hollywood tonight at the cinerama dome and most excited to check it out. it’s also the pasadena city college flea market this sunday, so if you’re on the hunt for vintage treasures, be sure and stop by. have a wonderful weekend, whatever you do!

xo, victoria

  1. this incredible loft space has always had my heart. i just love the idea of these gorgeous pillars popping up unexpectedly throughout the space. featured on sight unseen, it’s the loft home of Daniela Jacobs of arc objects and you should check it out if you’ve never had a look.
  2. i’m also really into sculptures right now, and i love this image photographed by romain laprade (and i love those vintage-looking draperies as a backdrop). i keep hunting the french flea markets for some good ones for super marché (and for moi).
  3. i love this shuttered window nook. why don’t we build homes with this kind of charm and architectural interest anymore? let’s bring back the nuanced nooks!
  4. i’m always up for a beautiful glass display case to share all our collectibles and this one is a mid-century modern beauty. i quite like the styling and that floor lamp, too. très chic.
  5. these are also beautiful mid-century modern pieces and they look like they may be built-ins, but i’m not 100% on that. it’s the lovely home of John & Juli Baker of Mjölk (Milk) in toronto, Canada. that creative duo has great taste, so be sure and check out their sweet shop.
  6. i’m still rather obsessed with the idea of having one of these beautiful paper lanterns in my home, but i kinda want an oversized one in my bathroom over the tub. crazy? could be — i’m not entirely sure how it would survive steam and water, but they aren’t expensive if ultimately doomed. hmmmm?
  7. one of my favorite lighting designers in lyon-based woe and wee collection and i love their latest wall sconce installation at Tinah Paris, gorgeous apartments for rent in the 2nd arrondissement of paris. looks so cozy!
  8. you know how i adore a built-in bookcase and i like how this one frames the door to the kitchen, really uplifting the whole look, and a perfect spot for cookbooks.

sculpture photographed by romain laprade. / sfgirlbybay

shuttered window nook. / sfgirlbybay

glass display case for ceramics collection. / sfgirlbybay

home of John & Juli Baker of Mjölk (Milk) in toronto, Canada. / sfgirlbybay

oversized paper lantern over dining table. / sfgirlbybay

bedside lighting by woe and wee collection. / sfgirlbybay

built-in white bookshelves. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: são lourenço do barrocal.
by victoria comment

8/2/19

the bar at são lourenço do barrocal resort in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

today, we’re escaping to the heart of the Alentejo, portugal, specifically to the tranquil resort that is são lourenço do barrocal. in the same family for over 200 years, the estate has its heart at the monte, an ancient small farming village, which has been brought carefully back to life as a remarkable hotel of understated luxury, surrounded peacefully by ancient oaks, olive groves and vineyards. the feeling of being at home even while away is intimately connected with the sense of belonging to the vastness of the land. portugal is one of my very favorite places to visit, although i’ve only been to porto and lisbon, so i’m anxious for a weekend getaway in this part of the countryside. i’ve packed a bag for us, with a few easy, mix and match looks — loose tunics over wide-legged jeans, sandals, a big sunhat and striped swimsuit. what more could we need? while you’re zoning out by the pool you might like to read The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess, O Magazine’s Best Beach Read of 2019, it’s the story of what happens when youth and experience collide and what it takes to find your own voice. bon voyage!

blue door at são lourenço do barrocal resort. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: são lourenço do barrocal resort. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Rachel Comey Chaca Mesh Button Up; madewell Wide-Leg Crop Jeans in Chesney Wash; Bernardo Tenley Sandals; Farrow Patricia Pearl Tiered Earrings; mango straw hat; j.crew Seersucker underwire one-piece swimsuit; anthropologie silk sleep mask; j.crew Vintage short-sleeve pajama set; read this there The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess; j.crew Tie-front long beach tunic in contrast eyelet; free people Calista Convertible Backpack; mango acetate frame sunglasses; Lee Mathews Elsie Tunic Dress in Natural; The Great Eros Forma Bandeau Bralette in Pearl.

arched doorways at são lourenço do barrocal resort in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

blue door and white wall at são lourenço do barrocal resort in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

são lourenço do barrocal resort in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern bedroom at são lourenço do barrocal resort in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

são lourenço do barrocal resort in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

são lourenço do barrocal in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

blue light fixtures at são lourenço do barrocal resort in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

mismatched vintage wood chairs. / sfgirlbybay

são lourenço do barrocal resort. / sfgirlbybay

arched doorways inside são lourenço do barrocal resort in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

summer reading list.
by victoria comment

8/1/19

summer reading at the beach. / sfgirlbybay

we’ve got another month or so of summer, so no time like the present to fit in some quality summer reading — probably my very favorite way to wind down and escape. i thought i’d share with you some of the great books i’ve read lately, as well as a couple of old favorites. if you’ve never signed up for good reads and you’re a book lover, i think you might like it. i joined their reading challenge this year and told myself i’d read a minimum of 25 books this year, and thus far i’ve exceeded my expectations and read 21 books to date! here’s a look at a few of my favorites and if you’re looking for more recommendations, i always check the new york times suggested readings, and check out emma roberts’ book community @belletrist. happy reading!

poolside reading. / sfgirlbybay

my 2019 summer reading list. / sfgirlbybay

recommendations, l to r: the clasp by Sloane Crosley — a story of obsession and the pitfalls of modern relationships, of a group of friends struggling to fit together now that their lives haven’t gone as planned, of how to separate the real from the fake.; Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid — a really fun read about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup; normal people by sally rooney — one of my very favorites, sally rooney’s perfectly spare prose tells a story that explores the subtleties of class, the electricity of first love, and the complex entanglements of family and friendship; Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by dani shapiro — through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, the author received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father, waking up one day to find her entire history has crumbled beneath her; tangerine by Christine Mangan — The last person Alice Shipley expects to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband is Lucy Mason. After a tragic accident at college, the two friends—once inseparable roommates haven’t spoken in over a year. it’s kind of a talented mister ripley mystery i loved; My Year of Meats by Ruth L. Ozeki — an all-time favorite of mine in which documentarian Jane Takagi-Little lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, where she uncovers some unsavory truths about love and fertility.

2019 summer reads. / sfgirlbybay

recommendations, l to r: the nix by nathan hill — Samuel Andresen-Anderson hasn’t seen his mother in decades—not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news and inflames a politically divided country, leaving him to save the day; beautiful ruins by jess walter — the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962, and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later; Conversations with Friends another by sally rooney — at a local poetry performance one night, two friends meet a well-known photographer, and as they’re then gradually drawn into her world, they become reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and handsome husband. emotional mayhem ensues; The Rocks by Peter Nichols — the story opens with a confrontation and a secret: What was the mysterious, catastrophic event that drove two honeymooners apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island for sixty more years?; Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover — the true story of a woman born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she was allowed to set foot in a classroom and yet remarkably manages to ultimately put herself through Harvard and onto Cambridge University; less by Andrew Sean Greer — another favorite, the story of a struggling novelist traveling the world to avoid an awkward wedding of an ex-lover; swimming lessons by Claire Fuller — Disenchanted by the life in which she’s found herself, Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband about the truth of their passionate and troubled marriage and hides them, unread, in the thousands of books he’s collected over the years. Then she disappears, leaving behind her dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two young daughters; the white album by joan didion — enlightened essays recording indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s, Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era―including Charles Manson, the doors, and the Black Panthers. a classic!

• photography credits in order of appearance: sfgirlbybay; @luna_zorro.